Spring time is nearly here, and for many it means tossing out the old, mopping and dusting the unseen places, and maybe painting or redecorating.
But there is another kind of spring cleaning – one that will spruce up our lives and brighten up our day. What if we spring cleaned our relationships? Scrubbing the stains off our marriages or relationships with brothers, sisters, friends or co –workers?
For a number of years, one of my siblings and I had been at odds. We would still talk at family gatherings, yet it would be surface chatter. It comes natural for both of us to sweep the dirt under the carpet, but it’s still dirt and I am more of a clean freak.
It was soon birthday time, and I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the perfect gift I could give. That morning I made the call – the birthday gift was one of an apology and that although we may not see eye to eye, we could agree to disagree and work on our relationship, love and forgiveness.
Wow! The weight that fell off of me that morning put a big grin on my face! I probably should have done it years ago as the gift was well accepted.
So, how are your relationships? Who instantly comes to mind that you could tidy up that relationship with?
Ah – Spring Cleaning – It’s time to take out the garbage…